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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • The capital of Switzerland, in the west-central part of the country on the Aare River. Founded as a military post in 1191, it became part of the Swiss Confederation in 1353 and its capital in 1848.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A warrior; a hero; a man of valor; in later use, a poetic term for man.
  • noun A Middle English form of barn.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • proper noun The capital of Switzerland and of the canton of Bern.
  • proper noun A canton of Switzerland.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the capital of Switzerland; located in western Switzerland

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